Two dresses from the Edwardian era: an intricately decorated Indian ball gown with colored silk and metal thread embroidery and a gray faille and lace gown with bow detail at the back. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.
This showcases the "La belle Epoque" spirit of the era during the Edwardian era. This image demonstrates the type of dress style that women wore. La belle Epoque was a period in history that lead up to WWI.
This inspired white Edwardian tea dress could have been worn to show social status, as many did in this era. The looser bust of this dress with the detailing towards the bottom show the silhouette and details regarding dresses of this time period as well.